Under the organisational structure of Murdoch University, the Vice Chancellor is the chief executive officer and academic principal of the University. The Vice Chancellor is tasked with the leadership and development of the University, and the achievement of its Strategic Plan.
Vice Chancellor Professor Eeva Leinonen The Vice Chancellor is the most senior executive position at Murdoch University – serving as both the principal academic officer and chief executive officer for the university. The Vice Chancellor embodies the values of Murdoch and promotes the university's external goals, including stakeholder relations and community engagement. The Vice Chancellor encourages, promotes and facilitates the very best academic and organisational performance across the whole University.
Provost Professor Romy Lawson The Provost is the deputy to the Vice Chancellor. The Provost’s role is to support and build the capacity of our eight schools, providing a key linkage between academic and professional staff. The Provost also provides senior level support for domestic student recruitment and leads our local, regional and national engagement.
Deputy Vice Chancellor - Research & Innovation Professor David Morrison The Deputy Vice Chancellor - Research & Innovation has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and focus of research undertaken within the University. This position is active in developing closer research links and a funding base with both private and public sector users and providers. In addition the DVC-R&I is responsible for ensuring the promotion of research for the public good and educating the public about the benefits of research and its contribution to society.
Deputy Vice Chancellor – International Professor Lyn Karstadt The Deputy Vice Chancellor- International position at Murdoch University is driven on leading the University’s internationalisation focus, including transnational education programs in Singapore and Dubai, and the development of strategic global partners to expand the international reach of the University. With Murdoch University’s successful transitional education enterprises in the Middle East and Southeast Asia the DVC-International will lead on our bold international development plans.
Chief Operating Officer Mr Darren McKee The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for supporting the Vice-Chancellor on all matters of administration, management and people development. The COO’s responsibilities include infrastructure, finances, marketing, technology and people and culture.
Chief of Staff – Vice Chancellery Mr David Harrison The Chief of Staff to the Vice Chancellor oversees the University’s strategic external engagement, managing the Office of the Vice Chancellery, strategic projects, and planning and performance. The Chief of Staff provides strategic advice and support to the Vice Chancellor and the University Executive.